Amphion Semiconductor has made its video codec IP available through the Embedded IP Community

9 May 2018

Amphion has joined with Japan’s EIPC to offer it’s leading video codec IP through the well established portal. This will make it easier for customers in Japan to search and select Amphion’s multi-format video encoder and decoder cores..

Amphion Semiconductor to exhibit and present at IP-SOC 2018 in Santa Clara

7 March 2018

On the 5th April 2018 Amphion will be exhibiting and presenting at IP SoC 2018 in the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara, CA, USA. Please join us to hear Doug Ridge talk about the ‘Efficient Design of Multi-Format Video Decoders’ and discuss your video codec requirements.

Amphion Semiconductor to exhibit at 55th DAC in San Francisco

26 January 2018

Amphion Semiconductor will be exhibiting at the 55th Design Automation Conference in San Francisco from the 25th to the 27th June 2018. We will be showcasing the latest developments in our video codec portfolio. Stop by booth #2354 to find out more.

Amphion Semiconductor releases enhanced 'Malone' video decoder IP for SoC implementation

18 January 2018

Amphion Semiconductor, a leading video codec silicon IP provider, today announced the release of the latest version of its highly successful, ‘Malone’ video decoder IP core optimized for SoC implementation. Architectural optimizations have enabled Amphion’s video SoC experts to realize further reductions in the size of the core area while maintaining the performance necessary to support the latest resolution and frame rate demands. In addition to supporting all legacy formats, the CS8141 version of the Malone video decoder supports the very popular HEVC and VP9 formats in a single core. VP9 is supported for Profile 0 and Profile 2 at Level 5.1, giving up to 12-bit color depth and covering resolutions and frame rates up to 4Kp60. Furthermore, for applications that require it, the core can be configured for frame rates of up to 120fps and image resolutions of up to 8K.

The Malone family of advanced video decode cores have been licensed by a number of the world’s leading semiconductor and SoC companies. Due to the modular nature of the Malone architecture, customers can select which formats they need to support and at what resolution and frame rate and Amphion will configure a highly optimized solution which is minimal in both silicon area and power consumption for their application.

Amphion to exhibit at China's ICCAD event in Beijing

30 October 2017

Along with our distribution partner Avant Technology, Amphion Semiconductor will be exhibiting at China’s ICCAD event in Beijing on 16th & 17th November 2017. For more information on the event please click here.

Amphion to exhibit at Avant SoC Forum

16 October 2017

Amphion Semiconductor will be presenting and exhibiting at Avant Technology’s SOC Design Forum in Beijing, China on 15 November 2017. The presentation will give insights into the design of highly efficient, low power, small area, video codecs.

Amphion Semiconductor to exhibit at REUSE2017

4 October 2017

Amphion will be exhibiting at REUSE2017, the 2nd Annual Semiconductor IP Tradeshow taking place in the Santa Clara Convention Center in California on December 14, 2017.

Amphion Semiconductor joins MIDAS Ireland

14 June 2017

Amphion has joined MIDAS Ireland and will contribute to the development of the electronics industry in Ireland by working closely with its fellow electronics companies.

Doug Ridge of Amphion Semiconductor is interviewed about the company at REUSE2016

09 June 2017

Click here to see the full interview.

Amphion will exhibit at the 54th Design Automation Conference 19-21 June 2017

04 May 2017

Amphion Semiconductor will be exhibiting at the 54th DAC in the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas from 19-21 June 2017. Join us on Booth #1912 to hear about our latest IP developments and discuss your projects.

Amphion appoints Avant Technology as its distributor for the China and Taiwan markets

31 March 2017

Amphion Semiconductor today announced the appointment of Avant Technology as the distributor of its video codec silicon IP for the China and Taiwan marketplaces. Avant will also represent Amphion in Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore… more.

Amphion releases 2 extended performance variants of its highly successful HEVC/H.265 'Malone' video decoder IP core

6 Mar 2017

Amphion Semiconductor today announced the immediate availability of 2 extended performance variants of its highly successful HEVC/H.265 ‘Malone’ video decoder core for SoC implementation. The 4Kp120 (CS8150) and 8Kp60 variants target higher frame rates and higher resolutions respectively and meet the needs of next generation applications in the digital TV and set top box markets in addition to the emerging VR/AR market.


Amphion to attend NI Tech Mission

5 Jan 2017

Amphion will be participating in the NI Tech Mission to California from 17-25 Jan 2017. The purpose of the Tech Mission is to network with leading companies, investors and venture capitalists.

Amphion joins The Core Store

7 Dec 2016

Amphion is pleased to announce that it has become a member of The Core Store in order to market its video codec silicon IP cores to it’s worldwide customer base. The Core Store can be reached at


Amphion exhibits at REUSE2016 in Mountainview on Dec 1

18 Nov 2016

Amphion is pleased to be exhibiting at REUSE2016, being hosted in the heart of Silicon Valley at the world-famous Computer History Museum. The event brings together the semiconductor IP supply chain and its customers for a full day of everything to do with semiconductor IP where we will be showcasing our silicon-proven video codec solutions. For more information and to register, please go to We look forward to seeing you there.


Amphion exhibits at DAC 2016 in Austin, from June 6th-8th

Visit Amphion on the IP Pavilion, booth 1138, to view the hardware based demo of the company’s HEVC/H.265 and multi-format decoder, Malone using streams provided by NGCodec. See press release for full details.


Partnership with Spinnaker Systems in Japan

23rd Nov 2015

Amphion is pleased to announce that Spinnaker Systems Inc are representing the company in Japan. See the contact page for details of how to contact Spinnaker.


New office!

24th Jul 2015

We are pleased to announce that we are now located at a new office in the Beechill Business Park in Belfast. See the contact page for the address and location information.


Amphion re-established as a silicon IP licensing company

12th June 2015

Amphion is pleased to announce that it has been re-established as a silicon IP licensing company, after the current team purchased all of the Amphion IP from their previous parent company via an MBO arrangement. The team plans to license this silicon proven IP to SoC and FPGA customers.